ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Agriculture and Rural Employment in the Budget

The finance minister has tried to balance economic reforms and social justice in tune with the Common Minimum Programme. However, given the degree of agrarian distress and problem of low wages and underemployment, the budget should have had a greater focus on and made higher allocations to agriculture and rural employment. Contrary to the claims, this, however, has not been the case. ?Bharat Nirman? is possible only if agriculture and employment are given their due share

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